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### Author Topic: What is the probability of throwing a YAHTZEE first throw?  (Read 2292 times)

#### dentstudent

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##### What is the probability of throwing a YAHTZEE first throw?
« on: 12/06/2007 14:27:27 »
OK - the dice poker game where you have 5 dice to get different "hands" to score points. One of them is the Yahtzee, or all 5 dice of the same. So, if you throw all 5 dice simultaneously, is the probabiliy 1 in 65? But, if you state "I need it to be a yahtzee in 6's", does the probability change, in that you have only a 1 in 6 chance of getting the right yahtzee?
Also, if you want any yahtzee, and you throw the dice individually, does this mean that the probability is only 1 in 64, as with the first die, it doesn't matter what number comes out, as long as the 4 remining dice agree?

I have a couple of other questions, but lets start with this!
« Last Edit: 12/06/2007 14:30:20 by dentstudent »

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##### What is the probability of throwing a YAHTZEE first throw?
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#### dentstudent

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##### What is the probability of throwing a YAHTZEE first throw?
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##### What is the probability of throwing a YAHTZEE first throw?
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